Updated Wiki system

Text to go in the 2008 Assessment and Roadmap document

The current IVOA wiki is running quite an old version: "This site is running TWiki version 04 Sep 2004 $Rev: 1742 $, Plugin API version 1.025".

It would be useful to upgrade the wiki version to some newer version which also offer more user-friendly editing facilities such as WYSIWYG and other more elaborated text formatting options.

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-- HerveWozniak

The 'search' mode has been significantly improved in the last versions (in particular the 4.2 that accepts SQL-like requests). I'm thus in favour of an update.

If there are changes being made here, would it be possible to do some URL-rewriting in the server configuration, and lose the cgi-bin/twiki/bin/view stuff in the URLs? This looks unprofessional, makes the URIs longer than they need to be, and would make it hard to migrate the wiki software to a different engine should that ever be necessary or desirable. Having a server config which remapped, for example /wiki/* to /cgi-bin/twiki/bin/view/* would do it, or using a virtual server and using the domain wiki.ivoa.net -- thus http://wiki.ivoa.net/IVOA/IvoaTCG (I emphasise that this could be done entirely in the Apache configration, and wouldn't need changes to the wiki software installation). -- NormanGray

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